Tuesday, November 02, 2010
Election Day Laughs
So to give you a bit of background, where I am in Virginia there was one congressional seat on the ballot. Realistically, not a very interesting battle. We had Goodlatte, the incumbant Republican, Bain, the Libertarian candidate and Vanke, an Independent. The polls don't close for another few minutes but I think the whole of Roanoke would be shocked if Goodlatte didn't win reelection.
After volunteering at school this morning in Maggie's class (reading with the kids - she is perpetually disappointed that she isn't chosen to go with me not realizing it is the kids who need extra help who are singled out), I ran into Hans who was passing out literature for Jeff Vanke. We started talking about an upcoming vacation, tennis and all manner of non-political topics. Then who should walk up but Bob Goodlatte!
He poked a little fun at Hans and I was quick to add, "I am so not with this guy." Hans confirmed saying he was pretty sure I would have crawled through broken glass to vote Republican today. Not to mention my chatting with Hans was derailing his efforts to canvas.
Sadly, in spite of having my camera, I didn't think of a photo op. But considering I was in tennis clothes, pigtails and no makeup, it might have been for the best.